My heart goes out to the victims and survivors of the horrible tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. I wanted to share my thoughts on the state of our souls in the wake of such despair. Read more over at Kerinthians in this post titled We have forgotten who we were.
Carl continues a series on divorce and remarriage with the third installment. While Exodus and Deuteronomy appear to give allowance for divorce, is this an ethical norm for Christians today? You can read about that in his post called
Divorce in the Pentateuch.
From Gbenga we get this commentary in a post called Family Centric – Dealing with Cancerous Marriage.
Cancer is a disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body. These cells eventually grow to become malignant and most of the time could cause the death of the host. It is a known fact that some type of cancer if when detected early, could be brought under control. It is said in the medical circle that early discovery of this deadly disease is a key to survival.
It is no news that a lot of marriages are struggling to survive. The rate of divorce is at an alarming rate. The devil’s onslaught against this sacred institution has reached a trepid crescendo in recent times. Couples, who once swore they would never leave each other eventually finds themselves in situation where they are at daggers drawn and at each other’s jugular. Sometimes, I ask myself, what happens to the ‘I can’t live my life without you’ or phrases like ‘my life is incomplete without you’ or stuff like ‘you are my heartbeat, without you I am dead’ the list is endless. What happens to all the laughter and the moment of bliss you enjoyed together shortly after your wedding. Somewhere along the line, things began to fall apart and the center could no longer hold. Couples who had spent time together end up loathing each other with passion. Something is wrong and I mean something must be definitely wrong somewhere. Where have we missed it?
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Paul comes to us talking about Suzanna Collins' second part of her Hunger Games trilogy introduces Pentecost as the primary Biblical literary trope. His post is called Catching Fire: A Pentecost.
Ruth over at Sparkly Mess tells us Peace, to me, was illusive concept. The only time I had ever felt at peace was under general anaesthetic. I had battled with chronic anxiety for a very long time. My heart palpitations kept me awake. I hated to be conscious, but I couldn't sleep. I was prescribed medications, but nothing helped. I felt sick from the butterflies in my stomach and couldn't eat. There was always, always something. On the rare occasions that my life did run smoothly, I anxiously waited for things to go wrong.... You can read more in her post entitled Anaesthesia.
Everlasting Gospel written by Ivor has a posted called 12 Steps to kill Giants of Sin and Temptation which is based on1 Samuel 17 (David and Goliath). Peter over at the same site gives us an article called The faith of Abraham. both are interesting posts.
Romi tells us that Living with people mentally hurt, it is essential for us to understand and accept them just as they are. You can read more at this post called An Educational Sunday.
This article by Josh, is a biblical analysis of the ongoing economic problem in America. Josh says "Hope you enjoy"! You can find it here at The Economy is not the Government’s Fault.
James asks in his post Hands High In Praise.......Why do we (especially men) have a hard time fully expressing our praise? He offers an encouragement to raise our hands, and voices to lift up the One.
Kirra over at the blog thoughtful has these thoughts based on the post Jesus in the Old Testament - Prophecies of Jesus' Birth
While all the prophecies of Jesus are significant, one might argue that, when it comes to validating Jesus' identity, the prophecies of Jesus' birth are most important since these details are much more difficult to manufacture. This is the next post in a series of posts on Jesus in the Old Testament.
Jennifer asks this question: Is criticizing a church leader’s youth a problem? You can read more at the post Thoughts on 1 Timothy.
Dana has these thoughts: The drought covering over half the nation provides a metaphor for the author's own soul and illustrates our need for living water. They are expressed more fully at Of drought and living water.
Pain is the blog title of this post by Ridge Burns. Some comments: "I’ve been thinking about the kinds of pain that people feel. Obviously I am in physical pain. All you have to do is look at me and at the scars on my knees, and you will know that I am in pain and what the source of that pain is. But there’s emotional pain that people feel, and the symptoms are the same: it’s tiring, it gives reminders, and you can’t escape it."
Rob gives us a reflection from when he returns to the site of his honeymoon causes Rob Sisson to reflect on change and the unchangeable. His post called The Parking Lot.
Chelsea tells us in a post about how one small decision can change everything. read about This Changes Everything.